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consultant , engineering executive

Paul H. Gilbert, American Engineering executive, consultant. E-mail: gilbert@pbworld.com. M C. Recipient Lincoln Art Welding award, 1966, Construction Management award American Society of Civil Engineers,1994; named distinguished engineering alumnus University of California, Berkeley, 1998.


Gilbert, Paul H. was born on April 23, 1936 in Healdsburg, California, United States. Son of Lindley D. and Beatrice Gilbert.


Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1959; Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1960.


Project manager California State Water Project, Sacramento, 1959-1968. Officer United States Army Corp Engineers, Heidleberg, Germany, 1960—1962, captain Germany, 1962—1968. Project manager, vice president Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York City, 1969-1973, regional manager/partner San Francisco, 1973-1985, director New York City, 1973-1998, senior vice president, 1973—2010.

Vice chairman Parsons Brinckerhoff International Inc., 1973—1999. Chairman board Parsons Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas, Incorporated, New York York City, 1990-1998. Project director supercollider design and construction Parsons Brinckerhoff, Dallas, 1990-1995.

Principal-in-charge award winning projects Glenwood Canyon I-70 tunnels, San Francisco Ocean Outfall, Seattle Business Tunnel, Hood Canal Floating Bridge and West Seattle High Level and Low Level Swing Bridges, others. Reviewer Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory National Science Foundation, Washington, 1992—1999. Member faculties sub-committee for advising organization and management of major research equipment & facilities contracting for National Science Foundation.

Program management advisor Railtrack West Coast Modernization Project, London, General Motors Design Center Modernization, Warren, Michigan. Member University California President's Council. Chairman project management panel University California National Laboratories, 2000—2007.

Chairman, AUI oversight committee for national radio astronomy observatory Atacama Large Millimeter Array Radio Astronomy Observatory, since 2000. Member committee science technical countering terrorism National Research Council, since 2001. Special committee review oversight project management program Department of Energy, 1999—2002.

Chair board, infrastructure constructed environmental National Research Council, 2002—2005, member, National Academy of Engineering Grainger Challenge Committee, 2004—2007, member organizing committee post-Katrina workshop, 2005. Member Thirty Meter Optical Telescope External Advisory Panel, since 2004, Deep Underground Science & Engineering Laboratory Internal Review Panel, since 2009. Member department civil & environmental engineering, external advisory council University California, College Engineering, 2008—2011.

Chair National Research Council Committee Underground Engineering for Sustainable Development, since 2010.


  • Registered professional engineer, in 14 states.


Trustee Associate Universities, Inc., since 1998. Fellow: American Society of Civil Engineers (Rickey medal 1969, Construction Management award 1994). Member: Washington State Academy Science, National Academy Engineering, Moles, Project Management Institute.


Married Elizabeth A. Gilbert, July 13, 1963. Children: Christopher, Gregory, Kevin.

Lindley D.

Beatrice Gilbert

Elizabeth A. Gilbert

Gregory Gilbert

Kevin Gilbert

Christopher Gilbert